Post # 1
Does anyone have a recommendation for how I should set up my address lists for enagement party invitations, save-the-dates, invitations, etc. – particularly how I can avoid retyping different lists and also use the same list when it comes time to track RSVPs and meal choices for the reception?
I was planning on using Excel, with different columns for each line of the invitation and then other columns for things like First Names, Total Number Invited per invitation, Yes RSVP #, No RSVP #, and meal choice. Does that seem like the best way to approach it?
Any input is appreciated! Thanks!
Post # 3
I would definately use excel! it’s super easy to change if you need to, and can be sorted for different events etc.
I actually use excel to sort addresses for christmas cards, and will be doing the same thing for my wedding.
Post # 4
You can also add columns for "gift received" and "thank you note mailed." (Even what hotel they’ve made reservations for.) And I have a column that tallies the total number of Invites we need to order in addition to the # of people invited. I’ve seen something that recommends adding a phone number or email in case you never get an RSVP back.
Post # 5
I started a document on Goggle Docs, which is nice because I can send it to those I want to add/edit/view the list – people like my mom, future Mother-In-Law, Fiance (who doesn’t live here) – and the list is always accessable to everyone. It’s set up like an Excel format.
Post # 6
Have you checked out free tools on TheKnot or WeddingWire? I, too, am a devotee of Google Docs and the ability to share it and edit it with a bunch of other people, but if you’re looking for specific info, those tools may help you also.
Post # 7
I like excel – easy to use and helps me stay really organized. I am not a whiz at it but my Fiance helps with it.
Post # 8
I have tried to attach the wedding guest tracker EXCEL template that I used. You can probably customize it to be what you need.
I hope this helps!
Post # 9
Um okay so that didn’t work…how do i make this upload?